Medical Health Providers

Medical Health Provider Resource List

The providers on this list have either reached out to offer their services or have been recommended to us by youth. This resource is not an endorsement and you are encouraged to research any potential provider and be an active consumer in your health care. If you find information in this list that is of concern or out of date, please contact info@youthprideri.org

 

Michelle Forcier, MD (Pediatrician/Adolescent Specialist)

Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Hospital Adolescent Health Care Center 

1 Hoppin St., Coro West Suite 3055 Providence, RI 02903 

401.444.5980

 

Michelle Forcier, MD

Medicine-Pediatrics Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital 

 145 Chapman St. Providence, RI 

401.444.6118

*Med-Peds Clinic

Michelle Forcier is a board certified pediatrician who has been providing an unusual array of gender and sexuality based health services for almost 20 years. She takes a lifespan developmental perspective that celebrates a diversity of kids, adults, and families. Her grandparents were from Chepatchet and she plans to stay a RI doctor a long, long time. She has close to 100 gender nonconforming individuals in her practice from the Northeast. Michelle has been educating residents since 1995 and in conjunction with Rhode Island Hospital completed a 1 year grant piloting improving education and training of Medicine-Pediatric residents in 2012.

The Medicine-Pediatrics team is very excited about expanding both education and now services to the RI LGB and T community. In collaboration with Dr. Michelle Forcier, the Medicine-Pediatrics clinic is committed to opening up their practice to Trans* folks of all ages. They will be accepting primary care patients on a rolling basis and will otherwise work with folks to provide hormone specialty care and referring folks to other safe primary care providers as needed. It is important to understand that this is a teaching clinic which means that you may see different doctors but they will always be supervised by an experienced attending physician. It also means that you will be helping to train the next generation of doctors to improve the care for transgender folks in Rhode Island and beyond.

 

Thundermist Health Centers–Trans* Health Access Team
Thundermist provides medical & behavioral health care for transgender people over the age of 18. In order to receive behavioral health care, you must also see a Thundermist Primary Care Provider. 3 locations:

450 Clinton Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895

186 Providence Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 

1 River Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 

Call 401.767.4100 and ask to book an appointment with a Trans* Health Access Team provider.

Highly Recommended Thundermist Primary Care Doctors: Sara Watson and Christopher Klaus 

 

Amy Goldfarb, MD (Internal Medicine) 

Coastal Medical 

78 Baker Street Providence, RI 02905 

401.781.2400

 

Carol Cancro, MD (Family Medicine) 

Women’s Center 

407 East Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860 

401.727.4800

 

Gilbert Teixeira, MD (Internal Medicine) 

1018 Waterman Ave. East Providence, RI 02914 

401.434.2704

 

Felicia Freilich, MD (Family Medicine) 

South Coast Family Medicine Group 

1030 President Ave Fall River, MA 02720 

508.730.3100


Kristianna Roberts, DO (Family Medicine) 

Hawthorn Medical Associates 

535 Faunce Corner Rd North Dartmouth, MA 02747 

508.996.3991

 

The Adolescent Healthcare Center
Board Certified Pediatricians & Adolescent Medicine Specialists

1 Hoppin Street, Coro West, Suite 3055, Providence RI, 02906

The Adolescent Healthcare Center is a gender-affirming, LGBTQ welcoming practice affiliated with Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and is located across from the main hospital campus in the Coro Building.  Our practice seeks to balance family involvement when appropriate with confidential and private services when appropriate. In addition to providing primary care for youth ages 10-26 from all backgrounds, the Center is proud of it’s thriving Gender Program, directed by Michelle Forcier, and staffed by an interdisciplinary team of experts in gender care.  Dr. Rusley is a primary care physician at the Center, and has training in Adolescent Medicine as well as gender care. He also provides a wide variety of family planning services, and provides pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) services.